How is your temple goal? My session was great this morning. The veil is so thin always there. I have so much comfort in knowing I have my sweet angels surrounding me. We had a departing devotional. An Elder sang 'Consider the Lillies'. I just cried. I sat there with a flood of memories of my sweet, sweet brother. I remembered who he was and who he IS today. He is amazing. I love him and I feel him. It is still so hard for me to admit that he is gone. I wish I could get letters from him. BUT, I get to have him right by my side for a year and a half and he isn't leaving. I am so thankful for him and for the plan that we have. I don't have a lot of time left so I'm going to hurry!! Well, momma, life is so good! I got my calling card and I cannot wait to hear your pretty voice!!!!! Ahhh! I can't wait!! The church is true!!
I will talk to you soon!! xoxo
I leave the MTC so soon, what the what?! Life IS exciting. Life IS good. Time has come and gone. The days are slow but the weeks fly by. I can't even put into words what I have learned about myself, the Gospel, and my Savior in the last six weeks. Heavenly Father loves me. It is incredible. We had 1200 sisters in our Relief Society on Sunday. Spanish is hard, but it is coming. I am just putting everything I know onto the Lord's shoulders, I know that I can't do this on my own. It will take a long time to learn Spanish - conjugations, past/present tense, imperfect, preterite, subjuctive... just to give a few. It is hard. I have learned to love my companion. I love her. I like that story you shared about the marble. That is my biggest goal in my mission is to see people as who they can become. You would have loved being a missionary while I am, we work directly through the spirit. No memorized lessons, just meeting their needs. I know that is how you are, you want to teach people, not lessons. That is the motto of the mission. I love my Heavenly Father more than words could ever express. He has done so much for me. I am thankful for my trials and how I will be able to help other people in their lives. This gospel is so true!! I can't wait to hear you on Wednesday!! I love you!!!
Editors note from Michelle's mom: We spoke to Michelle this morning from the SL Intl airport, just prior to her leaving. She sounded wonderful! She bore the sweetest testimony in Spanish, and we are so excited for her. A picture of Michelle, along with all other arriving missionaries to the CLAM (California, Los Angeles Mission) should be posted in the next day or so, on to the CLAM mission blog: http://www.calamission.blogspot.com
|Michelle with her beautiful friend and Syster Adelide Christensen, who is going to Sweden! She has loved having Adelide there at the MTC with her!|